Glomus tumor of the stomach
Pelin Yıldız1, Zuhal Gücin1, Dilek Sema Arıcı1, Fatma Ümit Malya2, Birol Baysal3
1Department of Pathology, Bezmialem Vakıf University School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey
2Department of General Surgery, Bezmialem Vakıf University School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey
3Department of Gastroenterology, Bezmialem Vakıf University School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey
Keywords: Gastric, glomus, tumor, uncommon
Glomus tumor is a rare benign mesenchymal neoplasm derived from the glomus body, an arteriovenous shunt mainly located in dermis and subcutis. The most common localization of this tumor is extremities, especially nailbed. Glomus tumor in the gastrointestinal system is a rare condition. Here we report a gastric glomus tumor to raise awareness of this tumor and show the difficulties in the diagnosis.
Cite this paper as: Yıldız P, Gücin Z, Arıcı DS, Malya FM, Baysal B. Glomus tumor of the stomach. Turk J Surg 2018; 34: 62-64.
Written informed consent was obtained from patient who participated in this study.
Concept - P.Y., Z.G., D.S.A., F.Ü.M. ,B.B.; Design - P.Y., Z.G., D.S.A., F.Ü.M., B.B.; Supervision - Z.G., D.S.A.; Resource - P.Y., F.Ü.M., B.B.; Materials - P.Y. Z.G., D.S.A., F.Ü.M., B.B.; Data Collection and/or Processing - P.Y., F.Ü.M., B.B.; Analysis and/or Interpretation - P.Y., Z.G., D.S.A.; Literature Search - P.Y.; Writing Manuscript - P. Y., Z.G., D.S.A., F.Ü.M., B.B.; Critical Reviews - P.Y., Z.G., D.S.A.
No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.
The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.